Riley Blake Cottage Garden Challenge

Riley Blake Cottage Garden Quilted Pillow

Thank you to the Modern Quilt Guild and Riley Blake for hosting this challenge.  The rules were simple:

  • Make something you’ve not done before
  • Be quilted

One technique I have stayed away from is EPP.  Maybe it was lack of patience, nervousness to try something new, or just general stuck in my zone of creating.

After receiving my fabrics an idea came to me, but struggled to find the Riley Blake fabric I wanted for the background.  While in Dubuque in March I walked into the Cotton Cabin and found a great fit.  If you look closely, you can see little hexie in the fabric design.  I bought a yard and brought it home.


I created my hexies and even fussy cut one.




Quilting the pillow had some challenges to keep everything lined up, but pretty happy with how it all turned out.

PS, look for some more fun EPP next week on the blog.